MENDELSON WINES are hand-crafted gems produced in small lots in Napa, California, from the finest California vineyards. We have been making a vineyard designated Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, off the Monterey coast, since 2001. This is New World Pinot at its finest; richly colored, wild cherry fruit, a masculine body with lots of guts and backbone, and an elegant, silky finish. Beginning with the 2012 vintage, we are adding a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
We have produced dessert wines since 1994. Select bunches of late harvest grapes are harvested by hand late each fall, then fermented in small oak barrels and fortified lightly with the finest alambic pot-distilled brandy. Following in the tradition of the Russian csars, who made these Old World dessert wines famous as part of the Massandra Collection, our Pinot Gris and Muscat Canelli wines are enjoyable in their youth but will age for many years. Serve them lightly chilled.